Hopefully this is a good place to ask this. If it's not, please direct me to the correct place.
I recently installed Quartus Prime Lite, a free application like many others, and had been using it for a few weeks.
Today I went to open it as I have always done, by clicking the shortcut on the desktop. But lo and behold, shortcut 🅱roke: quartus.exe not found.
So I go and check the folder where the .exe is supposed to be, and it's not there. Strange...
I used Recuva Pro to scan for deleted files in the folder where it's supposed to be, and it discovers a quartus.exe file. However, this file was only 211KB: the Quartus software is several GB. I don't know where this seemingly deleted quartus.exe came from, but in the information section about it, it said:
Comment: This file is overwritten with "C:\Users\Xtrem\AppData\Local\Google\Chrome\User Data\Default\Extensions\gighmmpiobklfepjocnamgkkbiglidom\3.34.0_0\icons"
No idea what this means.
Besides all this, it doesn't seem like anything else has been deleted except for that one particular file. It seems very strange for a particular file to be deleted, among all others.
Does anyone have any idea how or why this happened?